Tropical phenomenon threatens the coasts of Central America and the Caribbean 0:56
(CNN Spanish) --
(CNN Spanish) --
After making landfall in Nicaragua this Friday, the center of tropical storm Bonnie left Nicaraguan territory this Saturday, very close to the area of San Juan de Nicaragua, close to Costa Rica and is located in waters of the Pacific Ocean from the early hours of the morning, according to Marcio Baca, director of Meteorology of the Nicaraguan Institute of Territorial Studies, INETER.
The second tropical storm of the season did not claim human lives and did not leave significant damage in its path through the country.
Over the waters of the Pacific it was moving at a speed of 25 kilometers per hour and with gusts of wind of 65 kilometers per hour, Baca added.
On its way to the east, it will generate air masses and possible precipitation in the north and center of Nicaragua.
Bonnie will bring heavy rains, possible floods and landslides affecting five countries in Central America and the Caribbean
In a preliminary report, the director of the National System for the Prevention, Attention and Mitigation of Natural Disasters, Sinapred, Guillermo Gonzalez, reported this Saturday that 24 shelters were set up preventively, in which 1,500 families from communities and neighborhoods at risk were accommodated. and another 1,500 families moved into the homes of relatives.
These families will return to their homes when weather conditions are favorable.
According to Gonzalez, in the area of Rivas and San Juan del Sur there are reports of growing rivers and falling trees, and cleaning brigades are working to normalize community activities.
Bonnie had entered Nicaraguan soil around 9 p.m. local time at the mouth of the San Juan River, according to emergency authorities, and the storm touched Nicaraguan land at a speed of 85 kilometers per hour.